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Adobe Scan can now automatically turn business cards into phone contacts

Artificial intelligence could soon make manually typing up information off a business card a thing of the past. Adobe Scan, the smartphone scanning …

Software

California becomes first US state to mandate solar on homes

<b>California has become the first US state to mandate solar panels on new homes and apartment buildings built after 1 January, 2020.</b><p>The California Energy Commission unanimously approved the plan, making it the state's next big step towards ending greenhouse gas emissions.<p>State law already requires …

Solar Power

Cambridge Analytica and British parent shut down after Facebook scandal

(Reuters) - Cambridge Analytica, the firm embroiled in a controversy over its handling of Facebook Inc (FB.O) user data, and its British parent SCL Elections Ltd, are shutting down immediately after suffering a sharp drop in business, the company said on Wednesday.<p>The company will begin bankruptcy …

Cambridge Analytica

Senate Leaders Reach Budget Deal to Raise Spending Over Two Years

WASHINGTON — Senate leaders struck a far-reaching bipartisan agreement on Wednesday that would add hundreds of billions of dollars to military and domestic programs over the next two years while raising the federal debt limit, moving to end the cycle of fiscal showdowns that have roiled the Capitol.<p>…

Second Trump-Russia dossier being assessed by FBI

Exclusive: memo written by former journalist Cody Shearer independently sets out some of the allegations made by ex-spy Christopher Steele<p>The FBI inquiry into alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 US presidential election has been given a second memo that independently set out some of the same …

Christopher Steele

Internal Justice Department probe eyes McCabe’s role in final weeks of 2016 election

The Justice Department's inspector general has been focused for months on why Andrew McCabe, as the No. 2 official at the FBI, appeared not to act for about three weeks on a request to examine a batch of Hillary Clinton-related emails found in the latter stages of the 2016 election campaign, …

State of the Union: The Democratic boycott list grows

A growing number of Democrats say they plan to boycott President Trump’s first State of the Union address.<p>The members are citing objections to Trump’s rhetoric and politics, with several pointing specifically to reports this month that Trump questioned why the U.S. accepts so many immigrants from …

Donald Trump

Trump to discuss opioids in State of the Union

<b>WHAT TO WATCH AT THE STATE OF THE UNION —</b> President Donald Trump will address the nation's opioid crisis in his remarks on Tuesday night, a point that will be underscored by one of his gallery guests — a police officer who adopted a baby from parents addicted to opioids.<p>In their myriad of …

Health Care

A New Dinosaur Discovery Could Shed Light on the Final Age of the Dinosaur in Africa

A new dinosaur of titanic proportions unearthed in the Egyptian desert could help scientists shed light on the history of dinosaurs in Africa.<p>The …

Dinosaurs

Chuck Schumer, Shut Down

Democrats running for President vote to keep the government closed.<p>Over in the department of futile and stupid gestures, the Senate on Monday voted 81-18 to end the government shutdown that Democrats had insisted on late last week. The politics apparently didn’t turn out to be the winner the …

When personality changes from bad to good

Brain injury does not always result in an undesirable personality change, finds Christian Jarrett.<p>In the classic 80s rom-com Overboard, Goldie Hawn’s spoilt, selfish character suffers a brain injury in a yachting accident. As well as causing memory loss, the accident transforms her personality in …

Forgeries May Hide in Museum of the Bible's Dead Sea Scrolls

With the museum’s support, scholars are racing to understand the disputed Biblical texts.<p>The Museum of the Bible, which opened to the public on November 17, is a $500-million monument to the world’s most popular book. Few artifacts capture the scripture’s timelessness more than the Dead Sea …

Sea Levels Are Already Rising. What's Next?

Climate change is battering coasts with storms and floods, but we still haven’t grappled with the risks of what’s to come.<p>President Trump has dismissed climate change as a hoax. But scientists project that, within the next 100 years, rising sea levels caused by climate change will submerge much of …

Dril, Twitter's weirdest hero, just got doxxed — and the internet is sad

The internet can be a disturbing, sad place. It takes a special kind of hero to remind us that its darkest corners can also be filled with joy. That …

The 12 best Black Friday camera deals we've found so far

<b>Editors' note</b>: This article was first published Nov. 17 and has since been updated with B&H and Adorama Black Friday deals. Also, expired deals have been pruned.<p>There aren't many Black Friday deals on cameras to get excited about -- at least not yet, unless you want to wade into some murky shopping …

Flakka, drug that makes people bark and strip, wreaks havoc in Midwest, South

Otherwise normal folks suddenly running naked, screaming through the streets and breaking into homes?<p>That kind of bizarre and sometimes dangerous behavior has taken place in recent years in the South and Midwest – with the most recent headline-grabbing case in Missouri. Police trace it all to a …

US House of Representatives passes bill to cut corporate tax from 35% to 20%

The legislation now needs the approval of the Senate, where Republicans hold a narrow majority.<p>The United States House of Representatives on Thursday …

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

Unraveling Racial Hatred in ‘Mudbound’

The drama “Mudbound” debuted to a standing ovation and rave reviews earlier this year at Sundance, kicking off inevitable awards speculation, especially for its director, Dee Rees. If Ms. Rees were to land an Academy Award nomination for best director, she would be only the fifth woman, and the …

Mary J. Blige

DC vs. Marvel: Why the Rivalry Is Bigger than 'Justice League'

The companies' friendly rivalry has turned a bit sour as star comics writer Brian Michael Bendis defects and Warners insiders fret about its A-list …

Comics

World's first human head transplant a success, controversial scientist claims

The world's first human head transplant has allegedly been performed on a corpse in an 18 hour operation which successfully connected the spine, nerves and blood vessels of two people.<p>The operation was carried out by a team led by Dr Xiaoping Ren of Harbin Medical University, China, who last year …

Aerial Pictures Reveal a Wild Arctic Wonderland

Picture Stories<p>Florian Ledoux wants his photography to tell the story of the region, and help to save it in the process.<p>Wild and bracingly beautiful, the Arctic captured photographer Florian Ledoux’s heart at age ten. “The scale of the landscape and the incredible species that live there draw me to …

Nature Photography

United Slopes of America 2.1—Greatest Snow on Earth

United Slopes of America 2.1--Greatest Snow on Earth<p><i>words: Mark Clavin</i><p>Right now snowboarding has a lot of the same. We mean this by no means as an …

House passes GOP tax bill, upping pressure on struggling Senate effort

House Republicans on Thursday passed legislation that would overhaul the U.S. tax code, a crucial step forward in their effort to enact the centerpiece of President Trump's economic agenda.<p>The bill passed with 227 votes in favor and 205 against, a comfortable margin in the divided chamber. Thirteen …

Lean and Mean: Power of Minimalism in UI Design.

Simple doesn't mean primitive. Less isn't vague. Short doesn't say little. Air doesn't equal emptiness. Today we are talking about minimalism. In the …

UI Design

Al Michaels says Trump’s comments on NFL protests ‘like throwing a match into a gas tank’

The NFL’s TV ratings have declined for a second straight season, a worrisome development for the league that some have blamed, at least in part, on players protesting during the national anthem. Veteran “Sunday Night Football” announcer Al Michaels agrees with that assessment, but he recently …

Google Maps is about to get a lot more colorful

The design of Google Maps doesn't get updated very often, so when it does, it's kind of a big deal. The latest tweaks are all about adding a bit more …

Android News

Iconic Arecibo Observatory Saved From Demolition

Famous for its role in the search for intelligent aliens, the world’s second-largest radio telescope has NSF approval to keep doing science.<p>After a tense and occasionally contentious review, the U.S. National Science Foundation has agreed not to close the Arecibo Observatory, which hosts the …

Puerto Rico

Four iPhone camera apps that let you take better photos

There's no shortage of photo editors for the iPhone. Take any picture you snap and apply filters, adjust the saturation or white balance, remove unwanted items from the image and so much more. Mobile photo editors have come a very long way in just a few, short years.<p>But what about apps that help …

Nearly 80 Years Later, an Architect Rescues a Japanese-Inspired Masterwork Designed by His Father

New owners of an influential Portland, Oregon, house by Pietro Belluschi discover there’s more than architecture on the property.<p>Houses by acclaimed architect Pietro Belluschi rarely go on the market. Instead, his son, architect Anthony Belluschi, often acts as a matchmaker, helping to assure that …